Thomas Tanner (1674-1735), English antiquarian and Bishop of St Asaph. Tanner was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, and ordained in 1694. He was chaplain at All Souls College, Oxford, before moving to the diocese of Norwich, living in Norfolk from 1701 to 1731. He was then appointed bishop of St Asaph in Wales, holding this post from January 1732. His works include 'Notitia Monastica' (1695) and 'Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica' (1748). Artwork from 'Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century', an 8-volume work published between 1817 and 1858 by English printer and antiquarian John Nichols and his son John Bowyer Nichols.
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